Lunch Buffet

I hope some of you are stuffing your faces with Valentine’s Day candy by now, or whatever loving edibles you’ve been given.

Here are a few lite but loving treats midday treats from the candy dish:

* The beat goes on: a federal judge strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, and another path of litigation heads towards SCOTUS.

* Tom Perkins sez only taxpayers should vote, and heavy taxpayers should get multiple votes. If I were a plutocrat, I’d tell Tom Perkins to STFU.

* Schumer arrives at the last stop for immigration reform in the House, a discharge petition.

* NCSL publishes handy-dandy calendar of state primary dates for 2014.

* Workers at Chattanooga VW plant vote on union representation today, with tacit support from employer but amidst rabid threats from GOP.

And in non-political news:

* Winter weather flight cancellations reach record levels.

As we break for lunch, there are an almost infinite number of “love songs” out there, but let’s do one for old hippies: Quicksilver Messenger Service’s cover of Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” performed at Winterland in 1975.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.